SpringboardX | 7th edition

Feb 18, 2023, 10:00 am6:00 pm EST

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With Evangelos Poulinas + Victor Rottier + Johannes Wieland, and Michele Byrd-McPhee as Panel Moderator

February 18 + 19, 2023
10:00am-6:00pm daily, with a Panel Discussion on Sunday, Febuary 19 from 6:30-8:30pm
Gibney 280 Broadway (Studio U)
$325 (Discount for Springboard Danse Montréal and SpringboardX alum limited spots available)

Send requests to classes@gibneydance.org

Refund requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis before February 10, 2023. No refunds following February 10, 2023.

About Victor Rottier

Victor Rottier, Born in the Netherlands, received his education from Artez university of the arts Arnhem, The Netherlands. Victor is currently working as a freelance choreographer, director, and teacher. 2013 – 2014 he worked as a member of the poetic disasters club with club guy & roni in Groningen, The Netherlands. From 2014 – 2018 Victor was a full-time ensemble dancer with Staatstheater Kassel and performed pieces from Johannes Wieland, Hofesh Shechter, Maxime Doyle, Tom Weinberger & Helder Seabra.  He worked as Rehearsal director & choreographic assistant alongside Johannes Wieland until 2022. As a teacher, he tours his workshops ‘SLAM!’ and ‘Callus & Analysis’ throughout contemporary dance festivals in Europe.

About Victor’s Workshop SLAM!

I give you slam! And a studio in New York. A highly physically demanding, movement-oriented workshop stuffed with set material, technical movements, and improvisation. I focus on strengthening the individual while flocking and flying solo. Aiming to challenge you, the space, and the group while pushing to gain clarity and precision. We will grind through the floor, cripple the space, sweat, and trample on boundaries in these days. And, of course, all of this will be accompanied by handpicked and 100% organic tunes!

About Johannes Wieland

Conceived in Lisbon and born in berlin, johannes Wieland earned his BFA at the Amsterdam university of the arts and worked there upon in various companies with an extensive array of choreographers. After performing with the béjart ballet lausanne, he relocated to new york city, where he received his MFA in contemporary dance and choreography at nyu / Tisch school of the arts. While running the company ‘johannes wieland’ in new york, he built from scratch what, for 15 years, has been known as the contemporary dance company at the staatstheater of Kassel, Germany, holding positions as a resident choreographer, artistic director and director of the dance department. His continued cinematic interest led him to make movies, and he continues to create multi-disciplinary work through his berlin company mind eraser/johannes Wieland. Aside from being commissioned and teaching for companies and universities, his critically acclaimed pieces have been invited to tour internationally to festivals and events. Johannes is also directing and curating b12 – the festival for contemporary dance and performance art (www.b12.space), which runs annually in berlin. He is a 1st prize winner of the Kurt joss prize and has been awarded numerous other prizes, recognitions, scholarships, and grants. johannes was a nominee for the german theater prize der faust in 2016 for his creation; you will be removed. He works on non-categorizing art. www.minderaser.johanneswieland.org

About Johannes Workshop  the invincible loser

i am a loser, and you, you’re a loser too. then along comes this day. it makes you invincible. but you’re still a loser. the only thing left to do is to make your way to new york to participate in a workshop with first-rate-loser johannes wieland. be prepared for physical and mental exhaustion, being turned inside out and upside down with improvisation, movement and text.

About Evangelos Poulinas

Evangelos Poulinas is a guest professor at the institute for contemporary dance at Folkwang University in Essen. He obtained his BFA from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, a diploma from the Athens State School of Dance, and his MFA at the Tisch School of the Arts in New York. His choreographies have been presented in the USA, Europe, and Asia; his piece, Alternative Bodies, has been performed in Germany, Greece, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Macau, and China. He danced in pieces by J. Wieland, M. Doyle, and W. Vandekeybus and was director of the annual one small step festival, in Greece, from 2010 to 2018. He teaches contemporary techniques in Europe, the USA, and Asia and has received scholarships from the Alexandros S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, New York University, a Greek State Scholarship and a scholarship from dance web europe. He is a founding member and artistic director of the annual b12 contemporary dance and performance
art festival in berlin.

About Evangelos Workshop

let’s find the most efficient way of performing a demanding movement sequence. analyzing the movement itself, the physical forces, and the anatomical characteristics of our bodies, we will explore ways to maximize our performance by combining the given possibilities to work to our advantage. we will use the force of gravity to ground us, to support us, to allow us to take risks and to push our limits, in order to finally escape gravity. utilizing our potential in the highest degree, we will evolve and discover new facets of ourselves.

About SpringboardX

SpringboardX, a fundraising initiative through Friends of Springboard, presents Springboard artists in diverse opportunities worldwide. A taste of Springboard Danse Montréal in a non-audition workshop setting.

About Gibney’s Education Program

Through the cultivation of an inclusive and positive space, our offerings make space for exploration, risk-taking, personal and artistic growth, connection, and fun. It is our priority to listen to and support our community and to empower future leaders of the field. Learn more.

Photo Credits: left to right: Evangelos Poulinas courtesy of artist; Victor Rottier courtesy of artist; Johannes Wieland by Alvaro Rodriguez.